Khedebneithirbinet I

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Khedebneithirbinet I in hieroglyphs
King's wife and King's Mother
November13-10 StoneSarcophagusLidOfQueenKhedebneithirbinet04 KunsthistorischesMuseum.jpg
Close-up of the stone sarcophagus lid of Queen Khedebneithirbinet I in the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna.

Khedebneithirbinet I (“Neith Kills the Evil Eye”)[2] was an ancient Egyptian queen from the 26th Dynasty, probably the wife of pharaoh Necho II and the mother of his successor, Psamtik II.


The identification as Necho's wife is solely based on the fact that her sarcophagus dates to the 26th Dynasty, that her titles as King's wife and King's mother [3] fit, and that no other wife is attested for the king.[4] Her stone sarcophagus lid (ÄS3), now located in the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, was discovered in 1807 and indicates that she was probably buried at Sebennytos in Lower Egypt if the provenance given for this object is correct.[4]


  1. ^ Tyldesley, Joyce. Chronicle of the Queens of Egypt. Thames & Hudson. 2006. ISBN 0-500-05145-3
  2. ^ Hermann Ranke: Die ägyptische Persönennamen. Verlag von J. J. Augustin in Glückstadt, 1935., 278
  3. ^ Wolfram Grajetzki, Ancient Egyptian Queens: A Hieroglyphic Dictionary, Golden House Publications, London, 2005, ISBN 978-0-9547218-9-3
  4. ^ a b Aidan Dodson & Dyan Hilton, The Complete Royal Families of Ancient Egypt, Thames & Hudson, 2004. p.246